Definitions

In this section, we introduce you to some of the key concepts and the workflow of our video editing API.

Below, we will familiarize ourselves with some core concepts we will be utilizing throughout the API. They include:

  • Assets
  • The Render Schema
  • The Render

Assets

Assets are the original videos, images or audio files that you upload. Upon upload every asset will be stored as an object inside VEED API. It will be given a unique id, and have other metadata attached to it. An example of such metadata could be the duration or sizeof the asset, as well as other preprocessing options such as audio cleaning or transcribing speech (for supported types).
Once an asset is created, it can be referenced inside a render schema.


The Render Schema

A render schema (sometimes called a 'render object') is the recipe file that describes which edits should be applied. It has an expressive and easy-to-follow structure, so you can tell us, in a few lines, how you'd like to design and edit your videos.
The building blocks of a render schema are called 'elements', and you can read more about them here


The render

The render is the final resulting video that comes after all the edits have been made


Recap

Assets (your original files) and render schema (a set of instructions) are used together to create the final result - render


What’s Next

Now that you understand these concepts, you are ready to make your first render using the Veed API.

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